Sunday, February 8, 2009

insider tuna

  • 3 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • adobo, I prefer the con pimienta variety
  • dried dill
  • old bay seasoning

Combine drained tuna with other ingredients and blend well. If mixture appears to have too much mayonnaise, add more breadcrumbs for balance. If mixture appears too dry, then add more mayonnaise. Use just a little old bay seasoning, with a healthy shake of the adobo and 2 healthy shakes of the dill. Serve on your favorite bread with spinach for extra flavor.

The dish: If you've ever ordered a tuna sandwich at a deli and thought, "why doesn't my tuna come out like this", the answer is in three parts: 1. the original idea was to cut costs, but adding breadcrumbs to the mixture totally enhances the flavor. 2. Always drain your tuna before you do anything with it, the funk in the can doesn't bring anything to the party. 3. The deli only makes tuna once, maybe twice a week. The longer all these flavors sit together (within reason, of course) the better they all become. If you happen to have a ripe avocado, which I did not at time of writing this, a few slices on top turns this sandwich into a superstar.


  1. Hi Bob, How many sandwiches does this make??

  2. hey Lillian- even if you make HUGE sandwiches, you'll have enough for 4 plus some leftover to taste test